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Christian Bale

Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood, including ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 63 wins & 79 nominations. See more awards »

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The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Bruce Wayne
The Prestige
The Prestige Alfred Borden
American Psycho
American Psycho Patrick Bateman
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises Bruce Wayne


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 2017 Hostiles (post-production)
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 2004 Howl's Moving Castle
Howl (English version, voice)
 1997 Metroland
 1995 Pocahontas
Thomas (voice)
 1994 Royal Deceit
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Played "Thor" in Larry Shue's "The Nerd", Aldwych Theatre, London (1984-5). See more »

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1 Print Biography | 21 Interviews | 30 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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[on being asked if he knew how big a flop Newsies (1992) was] You say something bad about Newsies and you have an awful lot of people to answer to. See more »


Considered getting formal acting training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) when he was twenty, but decided to focus on working instead. See more »


Often portrays obsessive and detached or loner characters See more »

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